At the heart of Doctor Who is mystery…
Suspended airplanes and the Doctor encountering a young Davros… Two strong hooks, offering instant action and a moral dilemma in its opening. Good start…
I’m a geek. Probably goes without saying. It’s not just enough for me to enjoy a TV programme or a movie. No. If there’s a movie or show I love–and I mean LOVE–then the chance is that it won’t just be something I watch from time to time. Take Star Wars for instance–I surround myself with it through the toys on my desk that keep me company as I work, I wear it through my printed T-shirts, I play with it in computer games and my rapidly expanding and wallet destroying love of the X-wing and Armada table top games, and I build it with Lego.
Just recently, Ryan, from invaluable contacted me and asked me what piece of movie or TV history I would want to own. Sadly, he wasn’t offering me some kind of Faustian deal, but reaching out to a geek to raise some awareness of what his site often trades in. Not only do I have novelty products that go with my love of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Doctor Who, I also have some prized pieces–replica full size items in lightsabers, swords, staffs and a Dalek and a Cyberman. Yup. I’m that level of geek. I’m very lucky to be married. I’m well aware of this. Thankfully, as I’ve mentioned before, I married a geek. It’s both a wonderful and dangerous permission to be myself–and to spend money that should probably more sensibly be ploughed into other things. But what prop, what actual screen used item would I want?